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>> this is al jazeera. >> hello and welcome, you're watching the news hour live from our broadcasts centers in doha. these are your top stories. who is bugging your phone? the white house admits the way the country gathers intelligence may need. >> know about this mass surveillance and what did he do about it? >> hello there i'm phyllis tubar, the latest from europe,
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editors appear in court to face charges of phone hacking and bribery. plus blown away, cleanup efforts are underway as a sweep through the u.k. and northern europe. >> mission diplomacy, the u.n. envoy arrives in damascus. about to urge everyone to peace talks. find out why demonstrators in turk yi turkey are so angry. welcome to the show. the white house says it's reviewing the way it gathers intelligence. it's considering putting additional constraints on its agencies, the announcement follows pressure from spain, france and germany after reports the u.s. spied on millions of their citizens. we can go straight now to washington, d.c, how seriously
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should we be thaig these comments from the -- taking these colts from the white house? >> as often is the case in the u.s., the min main issue is the bugging of world leaders, not the rest of us in the world. they pretty much take on as read that the u.s. can do whatever it wants. there are constitutional protections for international citizens, only for u.s. dissention, although of course there are problems with that. jay carney the white house press secretary says as far as angela merkel, the white house didn't know about angela merkel's bugging until this summer and he put a stop to that. that's in contradiction to german reports that president obama knew about this as far back to 2010 and fast-tracked that to the white house. here is what jay carney the white house press secretary was
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prepared to say. >> we are conducting a review. we are mindful that some of these disclosures have caused tension in our relationships. we deal with those issues through diplomatic channels and we are in direct communication with a number of countries on these matters. >> interesting. i suppose we're going to have to wait and see what all of that actually means. meanwhile there is a parliamentary delegation talking to congressional members about the spying program. is this a gesture that the europeans are not happy or are they actually trying to achieve something from this visit? >> this is a delegation from the european parliament. the european parliament has begun an inquiriy into the operations. here is how the head of the delegation framed their visit. >> in the end we're fighting a battle of terms of security. we need to get that balance
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right. we're concerned too about security and we made that very clear. but also there's a balance to be struck with privacy of citizens. and i think these frank exchanges need to rebuild that very important trust. >> interestingly, that first meeting was with mike rogers, chairman of the house intelligence committee. over the weekend he was telling the weekend programs and sunday talk shows that europe should be grateful for all these surveillance. that is keeping them safe and that's very much what jay carney picked up on. it's always worth remembering that the head keith alexander kept talking about 56 are plots from surveillance. he was forced to admit that wasn't true. >> thank you. meanwhile the british priemghtse minister has spoken out about
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that as well. felicity bar. >> unless they begin to behave what he said was more responsibly. aal jazeera's correspondent jois me. quite interesting comments. >> just got back from a european council summit and he was briefing his mps about what had gone on there. he was asked by one of his own parliamentarians, a man called julian smith, the question was, whether u.k. spies had lost track of terrorists because of edward snowden' snowden's snowdd edward cameron's are are answer was this.
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>> i don't want to use the tougher measures. i think it's better to appeal to the social responsibility, it will be difficult for government to stand back and not to act. >> ing earlier in the houses of parliament. comments being made in spain as well today. >> the ramifications of the leaks, the nsa and the gchq are annoying governments all around the world. spain is the latest. its foreign minister has said revelations will suffer and actions will be taken on their behalf so they're clearly not happy about what's going on. >> you've had a busy day, talk about it i guess you could call it a spying scandal in the u.k, concerns media, newspapers and a hacking trial. i know you were in court earlier for that. >> yes, this has been going on for years as far as i can
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remember. this is a scandal which involves british newspapers and what they would do over a period of a decade, and two figures that are quite well-known in british public life, re rebecca brooks,d andy corson former editor of news of the world. they and six other defendants in court today. >> the defendants arrived on time for their trial but the storms that hit the u.k. southeast overnight meant not everyone could be so prompt. proceedings got underway nearly three hours lately. no matter. this is likely to be one of the u.k.'s longest trials in years. the phone hacking scandal sent shock waves through the british establishments. both rebecca brooks and andy corson are friends of the prime minister. revelation he of phones of
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celebrities politicians and crime victims have been hacked, bringing rupert murdock's newspaper down. >> this trial is first and foremost a human story where two powerful public figures, rebecca brooks and sandy corson right at the heart of it. that huge tension that exists between the need for a free press and the swairn sometimes t free develop can be abused. there are six other defendants, the charges which all deny, include conspiracy to intercept communications and the conspiracy to interrupt the course of justice. the trial could go on until next april. a big cleanup in the u.k. after a severe storm battl battd parts of the country. 200,000 households lost power.
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lawrence lee has the latest. >> the worst storm in britain for the last several years had its presence known even on government. a crane toppled onto the roof of the parliament. they all had to reschedule their time tables. most of the damage happened overnight between sunday and monday. off the south coast there were imaged winds strong enough to be where classified as hurricane speed. a 14-year-old boy was swept away. another teenager died when a tree fell onto the family care van. you would think a camping holiday wouldn't have been the wisest idea. >> the first hit the tent in an angle that seemed manageable then it was quiet for a while and the direction changed. absolutely petrified. i'm not scared of the elements but that really did get me going. >> what might have saved further
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injury was the advance warning system, on previous occasions when people were taken by surprise the potential for damage had been widely flagged and as a result the country was able to shut down. >> how long does it take? >> hour and a half. >> many rail services including almost all into london were stop while emergency workers checked for debris on the tracks. standing and waiting for trains that wouldn't come. the storm also coincided with the start of school holidays and a lot of people expected to make a virtue after not being able to go to work. the storm had crossed the north sea and people in belgium were finding it difficult to stay on their feet. >> it was so rocky the waves, it's crazy the storms. >> and here too, the same sort of images. trees which survived many
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generations sunlt uprooted, large observe torn apart. certainly in london it's likely the biggest damage will be to the economy through lost working hours. lawrence lee, al jazeera. a gas leak has killed miners in lyon in the northwest. police say they died inhaling gas. let's return to dna. >> felicity, thanks. >> now? another round of shuttle diplomacy has begun. drumming up support for the proposed talks in geneva. he's been on a whirlwind of the region. so far, syrians diplomats are not where convinced they should
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take part. >> both sides of the conflict are not back being off from their initial position. the syrian government said clearly they will not sit down with rebel faction that held up amortization and not with foreign backing. that is most of the syrian national coalition. on the other hand the opposition is saying that it will not go to the geneva 2 conference if indeed it happens unless it paves the way for a traditional government in which bashar al-assad has no role. at the moment, there is no common ground. one thick brahimi is aware of that a political solution can end the syrian conflict. iran seems to be on board. it has signaled that it will go to geneva when it is invited, saudi arabia is still standing by the sideline. it has been angered by the u.s. change of position when it cancelled the air strikes,
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favoring some sort of political compromise to solve the chemical weapons pile of syria. so at the moments albrahimini has to deal with a fractured coalition. he also has to deal with a very sort of loose international consensus, that he has to try to keep together and pave the way for that conference. >> as just mentioned there opposition groups aren't convinced they should take part in these proposed talks. the leader of brigade one of the major groups operating in alepo province. >> they don't want to weaken them really. that's why we completely reject this conference. when we see effective conferences that will profit and
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leap to an expwrcial court for his crimes in the last three years then yes we will sit down and negotiate. but first there should be a real, arabic and international community. putting pressure on the syrian government. in the absence of political solution the military solution is the only one on the table. >> mean while syrian state media is reporting progovernment forces have captured the christian town of sadad near damascus. northern syria rebel fighters have reportedly burned down a church, this video shows they say the aftermast of that fire. and in -- aftermath of that fire. en turkey, town in northern volatile border, where fighting has intensified between kurdish
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and rebels. plenty more coming for you in this news hour. including science think they found aclue to what causes alzheimer's disease. and invitation to uruguay where lighting up a joint of marijuana is expected to be legalized any day now. and in sports, find out how or why, the boston red sox are growing into baseball's world series. first, roit police in turkey have fought with protestors outside the courthouse in
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ankara. shooting dead a protesto protesg thing demonstrations in june. >> since we don't have hope, we filed request on the european court of protests. more from istanbul. >> hundreds of people gathered outside a courthouse in ankara. some tried to go inside the court. police fired tear gas and water cannons trying to disperse the crowd. there were several injured as a result. inside the courtroom there were also tensions, family claiming shouting that they do not trust the court will serve them any justice. now, the session was adjourned till the 2nd of december.
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the accused officer did not turned up, he joined the court via video conference. there are however other courts expected to take place in november for other policemen accused of beating protesters during the protest that took place late may. and about for two weeks in june. those protests left at least six people killed including a policeman. now opposition protesters as well as rights groups accused the government and police of using excessive force and brutality. of course the turkish government has released that. israel has released the name of 26 are prisoners due to be released from israeli jails.
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there were celebrations, some are prisoners were held for nearly three decades. coming as a u.s. brokered deal between the two sides. the releases will be staged over the next nine months. >> we welcome the release of each prisoner, to be able to live with dignity. hamas rejejts. >> to release people who have murdered innocent civilians is very difficult. but we're doing it because we understand the importance of trying oget the peace process with the palestinians back on track. i can only hope that the palestinian leadership will also finally be ready to make its own tough choices so we can move
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peace forward. >> funerals have been held in baghdad for 44 iraqis who were killed. at least 66 people were killed in attacks nationwide that day alone. violence has been escalated across the country with sectarian tensions on the rise. police have fired tear gas at protesters in egypt. these are the latest pictures from the capital cairo where students have been protesting against military backed government. a large number of military has been stopping the students who were marching towards square. protests continue against the military coup that protested the removal of mohamed morsi. three policemen have also
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been killed by masked gunmen at a checkpoint in northern egypt. the attack took place in northern city of monsura. >> the democratic republic of where congo's army has captured a fifth group, among them is aturo, the strong hold of the rebel group. peace talks between the two sides broke down last week. one u.n. soldier fighting alongside died in that fighting. malcolm webb is with the government soldiers. >> just a couple of days ago, this tank was in the hands of the rebels, then it got hit by a shell from the government side. it's completely burned. you can see the munitions that were stored here have all blown up and it smells very strongly of soot. inside the hatch can you see the remains of the people who were
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operating it, but too strong for us to show. since then, moved another five kilometers in that direction. still a distance down the road there's a very genuine land mood in this village. the children are singing and shouting the name mamadu, he is the colonel who has been led to these games. and we find colonel mamadu himself. >> still under the domination of the rebels. they continue to threaten the government and we are going odefeat them. >> morale here is very high. the soldiers are in very good spirits because they have had a string of victories against m-23
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rebels. this house used to be occupied by the rebel general. the rebels have been pushed back to the borders of r ra ra rwandd uganda. >> hundreds of people in sudan's disputed abea region are voting on a referendum whether to join sudan or south sudan. a local group known as the av bei high committee, the initiative is not supported by either of the governments and the poll results will not be formally recognized by sudan or south sudan.
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our correspondent has the latest. >> three day referendum. we understand 200,000 maybe a quarter of a million people are expected to take part. there are an enormous number of people who have fled into abye ink, as far away as awft and the united states. ep only a handful from that far away but it's a measure of how seriously and enthusiastically they are taking this whole affair. the question is what it will really mean for community particularly when everyone including the governments of carr teum and juba, using this as a lever to get recognition if they can't get it from either of those two governments then perhaps from other international organizations to try to put pressure on the two governments osettle and resolve the status of abyea, in sudan, it is a very
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powerful statement of exactly where this community wants to be. >> aboat packed with passengers has sunk off the coast of myanmar, many of the 150 people on board are still missing including bangladeshis. the boat hit something in the water close to bangladesh. ruling party has retained control of congress. results so far christina kirshner's regime, ends replacing her standing for the third term. 330,000 village leaders are waiting to see if they have been
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elected councilmembers. half of them were politicians who were hoping to be reelected. more from manila. here in this public school alone thousands have come in as early as 6:00 a.m. local time. they are looking for their names on ballot lists and are expected to vote for a cluster of village government positions, manual system is still being used despite automated elections being introduced more than three years ago. >> it's taking a long time for me to find my name on ballot lists. i went everywhere there are those who have died and are still on lists. i went to other districts and thought i'd see my name. >> people need to know it's important they exercise their vote. there are allegations of fraud but you have to vote. >> this may just be local elections but it is one of the
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most crucial. government positions such as this one are considered to be the microcosm of political dynasties. over half government positions are coming from long standing political families. this has been seen to be one of the reasons why construction and injustice is so endemic in the country. also one of the bloodiest. the government has recorded more than 100 cases of electoral violence. over 22 have been killed but despite insurances that they -- assurances they are. >> to put a roof over their heads. the details ahead. what's being done to protect u.s. college students from sexual attack. also in sport how an ancient event is fighting for its place in the modern world. details next.
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>> hello again, these are the stories making news of news. the white house admits, the way it gathers data, following revelations that millions of phone calls have been bugged. newspaper executives have gone on trial in london and to the phone hacking scandal which caused the collapse of the news of the world newspaper. six other members of rupert murdock's newspaper empire also deny bribing for sources. drumming up support for peace talks. syria's government is refusing to go to talks unless bashar al-assad steps down. fighting in lebanon, gun fire can still be heard in
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tripoli, more than a dozen people have been killed and the military has been sent to control the situation. pro-assad fighters, clashed, accused the saud government of block a political solution in syria. >> an acceptable and available solution in syria is the political solution. the way of a political slootionn is dialogue without conditions. geneva 2, what does this mean? more death more victims. >> the fighting in syria has also destroyed tens of thousands of homes. in many areas it's impossible to get hold of building materials so people are going back to primitive forms of shelter. gemela shayed has the
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information. >> bashar al-assad's army bombed his home forcing him to flee into the country side with his wife and seven children in search of refuge. the area is barren and desserted. he has to resort to primitive methods to put a roof over their heads. >> our home was destroyed, we came here with nothing. the children were terrified but we had to flee. >> in this village, they can't afford cement or proper building material. so they too have had to return to making their houses out of earth. >> cement and bricks are too expensive. we can't afford them. so we decided to build from the earth, all we need is dirt and hay. >> there is a total absence of government services. with the cold season just around the corner, building these basic
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homes will be the only thing that will make the winter slightly more bearable. arab communities, reality of bringing up their children in a mud hut even harder to take. jamal al sayd, al jazeera. activists say not enough is being done to protect women on campuses. al jazeera's joie chen reports from north carolina. >> i remember like putting my hands on the sink and just like looking at myself in the mirror and not even being able to fully comprehend what had just happened. >> these women say they were raped at a place most of us assume will be a haven of learning around of safety:
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college. annie was a freshman and andrea a sophomore each attending unc, university of north carolina at chapel hill. is the school blind be to sexual violence? >> the interesting thing as a whole with sexual violence they treat it as a compliance issue, something that can be sofd with a policy. one in 20 women in the united states will be the victim of a completed or attempted rape in a typical college year. according to the national violence against women survey in 2000, the latest available. >> it is easy to have a campus security guard and that as a feeling of safety. >> institutions receiving federal funds must ensure an education free of sexual discrimination. many colleges and universities say, they were unaware of their legal obligations under title 9
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to also protect students from sexual assault. >> we absolutely put much more emphasis on preventing plagiarism than preventing rape. that was a reality. >> although they graduated they found each other through the university community. they began to talk about the incidence of rape athe university of north carolina,. >> we said, it's a representation of a larger cultural problem. >> interviewing other victims of rape, utilizing social media, in january of 2013 along with former unc administrator melinda manning and two others, they filed a complaint against the university of north carolina at the department of education. >> when you have 18 and 19-year-old men and women who are holding the government accountable for rape like it just -- it boggles my mind. >> as for annie and andrea they
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have turned their ordeal into a mission. a mission to bring light into a portion of campus light that shas been too long in shadow. joie chen, al jazeera, chapel hill. >> let's get more news from europe now. felicity bar in are london now. >> georgia now, the new president has pledged to get more information from neighboring russia. his jann dream party now controls both the presidency and government. international observers have labeled the election free and transparent and he willing nawgd owillingwillinwillinginaugurate. organizers are also under
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fire facing claims of corruption. david chater has more details. >> $50 billion and still rising. the bill for socchi winter games will be the most expensive ever. and the stadium where the opening ceremony will be staged is far from finished. the authorities here don't like cameras. every time we tried ofilm security guards politely but firmly told us to go away. it was meant to look like a giant snow flake, the semi tropical climate here occasionally spawns violently destructive winds. now it looks like a giant clam. president putin sought to defuse criticism over his treatment of gay people in russia. we are doing everything both the organizers and our athletes and fans so the participants and
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guests feel comfortable in socchi, regardless of nationality race or sexual orientation. just taken in the north pole but as it travels south the allegations of bureaucratic bumbling and corruption are piling up. boris netsof is a native of socci. expletives had to be deleted. according to him, putin wants to dazzle the whole world, told officials to get it dorn or drop dead. that might have something to do with the climate. even now in the last days of october the temperatures here are nudging a balmy 20° centigrade. but in the caucuses the
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temperature is hovering around zero . kremlin officials realize their present reputation is at stake so they've ordered their own snow making equipment and if you look carefully at the mountain side you can make out huge piles of snow under plastic sheeting which they have been storing since last winter. the vatican spokesman said the pope had thanks suuu kyi for her work in myanmar. pot smokers in uruguay are happy. lighting up a joint is expected to be legal any day now, as the government tries oundermine the
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drug cartels. monica villamar explains. smoking pot has been legal in his country for as long as he can remember. but buying the drug is illegal. soon this won't be the case. >> if you want to smoke, it's your decision you know. it's your choice. >> uruguay's senate is expected to legalize the production and sale of marijuana. activists who campaigned for ten years to change the law say it's a huge step in the right direction and now, they want other drugs to be decriminalized. >> all bad things should be regulated. tobacco, alcohol, fire weapons and marijuana. >> cocaine should be regulated so that consumers know if they are buying bad quality drugs that put them at risk. that way they can get it in a safe place.
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>> uruguay's president, the main backer of the marijuana bill, says his goal is to take the lucrative drug market away from traffickers. the government will give licenses to grow marijuana and will sell it in pharmacies. the president says that means buyers won't have to deal with criminal networks. it is the controversial propos proposal. >> translator: the government's message is drugs are here to stay. and we must learn to live with them. but we do not understand why we have to accept a life with drugs. >> congresswoman veronica lonzo says the government's approach is damage control. uruguay is a small south american country with a big drug problem. consumption of hard drugs like crack cocaine is on the rise and
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nearly 70,000 people smoke marijuana. it is exercise time at the main rehab facilities for youngsters in uruguay. it treats about 300 addicts per month. it's a pretty significant number since the country has only around 3 million people. but the consumption of marijuana is the least of their concerns. treating those who are addicted to crack cocaine or other prescription drugs. >> regulating other types of drugs, it should not let these substances to be governed by the crude market applause of demand and supply. >> doctors here hope the marijuana bill pass he and that others will follow. as they continue to help young addicts rebuild their lives. al jazeera, montevideo, uruguay.
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>> we're about to find out what a hacker-storm is. former golf number 1, details coming up.
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>> welcome back. a new study into alzheimer's have found there are far more genes that contribute to the disease than previously thought. u.s. and european scientists use dna from 75,000 volunteers in 15
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different countries. 11 more associated genes were found and they hope their findings will help identify the cause of the disease and promote new drug therapies. while one of the participating group in the alzheimer's disease associated with the disease so can you explain to us what that essentially means and why it's such a significant step forward? >> right. alzheimer's disease we don't have a cure, we don't have a prevention. we don't understand what starts the disease. so these are really attempts to identify new clues to help us figure out how to design therapeutics. so we took the dna from almost 75,000 people as you said, and we interrogated it, without any starting idea, we just said which of the 20,000 genes are involved in increasing your risk
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for alzheimer's disease. and we found 11 new geengs that contribute to your -- genes that contribute to your risk, you are higher or lower risk for disease and so these are now new clues that we can work on with our ultimate goal of developing drug targets. >> how does this research bring us closer to the goal of finding a cure? >> a lot of drug targets now really come out of human genetic studies, increase or decrease your risk or cause a disease that are inherited. we now have 11 new sites that we can add to the list of potential drug targets. not every one of these genes will produce a gene that is druggable, but the longer the list we have increases the
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possibility. and gives us new clues about the underlying biology that we can't really see in living people. >> what about nongenetic factors, environmental factors, do they have an impact on the disease? >> we believe so. particularly, you know, blows to the head, head trauma are pretty well established. environmental causes are very difficult to really find. you know it's very -- we know how to measure dna changes quite exquisitely now in large numbers of people. measuring your environmental exposure, what were you exposed to in the last day, last year, what were you exposed to when you were a teenager, those are very, very hard to measure. the environmental contribution which i'm sure there is some is much more difficult to get at than the genetics. >> what's next, what are you going to do with these findings? >> well, there are several next
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steps if you will. i think a lot of biology needs to be done to say okay, how does this particular gene and the protein it makes really plug into alzheimer's disease. that's one thing we need to do. another thing we are just beginning to understand all the sanitaried factors that really contribute to alzheimer's so we have a long way to go. the next step and technology being brought to bear on alzheimer's is large scale dna sequencing. the we'll fold that into our studies and see what that reveals. i'm very optimistic about that approach also. gerard schellenberger glad to have you on the news hour. >> thurnthank you. >> sports, andy. >> a completely unpredictable
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world series. boston red sox leveling with the st. louis cardinals two games apiece. jessica taff. >> focusing on game 4. the guy who was the star of the show was someone who wasn't even supposed to be in the starting lineup. johnny gomes in for injured shane victorino, tightness in his back. huge three run homer in the 6th inning, gave the red sox the lead, proved to be the game winner. now the series is tied two games apiece. >> one thing i fought for since i signed up for this was the opportunity. whether that is pinch hit uniform or a start. so when my number's called i got to be ready. so i got in the box. >> we need it. we have a good officive team and i know we have guys capable to
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get it done. and yeah, they got good pitching but they throwing the ball over the plate. >> for second night in a row the game ends in an unlikely manner but this time, advantage rex. monday night, aces to the hill. adam wainwright and for the red sox, john lester. in st. louis jessica taff. hofenheim have lost out, thanks to a so-called ghost goal. levekusen striker, whole inside netting and the referee he decided to award the goal and germany's sports court has just said that they've rejected hoffenheim's goal.
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now the colorado after larve rallied over the jets, goal from jan hader, scored the wiper, leading his team to to a 3-2 win. now it's an event that can trace its origination aback to the ancient olympics more than 2,000 years ago, but in recent years, the modern pentathalon, relevant in the current times. >> the modern pentathalon, five very different disciplines can even trace its roots back to 708beck and the original olympic games. now modern day pentathalon is
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the mod ernz day olympics, and designed to simulate the skills of a 19th centuries cavalry. horse jumping and running. shooting fencing. >> when i became the president i was an athlete myself and i studied art, so i'm kind of an artist in my sport. i wanted to go with the interests, let's go for new technology, laser shooting, environmentally friendly shooting. this was another big combination like shoot and run, this gives another exciting moment. >> how important is it for sport that you continued to have olympic recognition? >> we are as they say not a mass sport, we are an elite sport. so if you are not in this box of olympic under the olympic rings
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it will be very difficult to convince the governments to support you. >> this event, champion of champions brought together the top talent in the sport, french man christophe patt winning the overall title. >> very nice, and this day is my day for fencing, fencing is good. >> so with its olympic status assured the sports bosses say their priority now will be to raise modern pent a ahathalon. >> after mohamed ussef wore a
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yellow tee shirt. and rory mcilroy has finally got a win this year, albeit with tiger woods. the match at mission hills, this taking place in china. mcilroy who has been struggling all year shot a 6 under 67. world number 1 but he's not won a major title all year and he's dropped down to 6th. let's go to our website, you can check that out, aljazeera.com/sports. the courts are saying they admitted the decision will infuriate some football fans. you can also find out how to get in touch with us on twitter and facebook and have a look at our clips from our correspondents around the world. more from me later on. that is your sport for now. >> andy thank you. now of course, you have heard of
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a marathon, then there's a swim athon or shop athon or whatever a oathon. how about a hack athon? >> here in the war room at the at&t hack athon in seattle, it's not about breaking into computers but creating ideas that will be the next big thing in technology that you can wear. >> by day i'm a global spares manager and by night i'm a fashion designer. >> perched over a sewing machine and a line of computers. >> we've essentially turned this entire glove into a circuit board of sorts. >> to turn a glove that can turn into an air guitar and maybe one day that can turn into something that can change someone's lives. >> people who are challenged in
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terms of mobility have the ability to interact with computers in some very exciting ways. >> alex dawn created this event years ago. >> coming together, for hack athons and find those in the room already gathered there, asking the questions they need to level up on the knowledge. >> hackathon by definition is taking one product and making it do something else. jose torrez's product, a sensor placed in a shoe. >> we want to start getting creative people developers, designers, hackers on board to start playing around with the possibilities. >> a big part of hackathons like this one, are to use existing technology like this brain wave reader, based on what's happening inside it, the cat
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ears move. the brain waives can be reported and sheared and used for marketing purposes. >> who has access and how transparent they are. >> hanson wears a watch that tracks how much he exercises a day. he doesn't share that where third parties could collect the data. >> first of all who is going ogather that data? can insurance companies say we looked at how much exercise you did today. we looked at your fridge, said you ate that many calories, we are going ogive you a discount on premium or charge you more, right? >> as wearable apps become more commonplace, so are concerns how they can help or possibly hurt our lives. tanya moseley, al jazeera seattle. >> stay with us, more news straight ahead.
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>> this is al jazeera america. i'm tony harris. a group of lawmakers are in washington trying to sort out nsa spying allegations. parliamentarians met and spoke after their meeting. >> figuring out why this kind of activities are happening and what kind of trust at a can be built. in the end we are fighting a battle in terms of security. balancing rights and we are concerned about security and paid that very clear. but also,